NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS

December 10, 2018

Most affordable place to buy

With the fall in real estate values around many parts of the country, both housing and rental affordability are improving. The most affordable state or territory […]
December 10, 2018

A new rate leader in the deposit market

Move Bank, the former Railways Credit Union, has emerged as the rate leader in the at-call savings account market, with the launch of an account that […]
December 10, 2018

Consumer alert over complaints body membership

Consumers should check whether their financial services provider has registered as a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, with the complaints body reporting that it […]
December 10, 2018

High ESG ratings a good performance indicator

Companies with high ESG ratings are delivering higher long-term risk-adjusted returns tan the market average, according to Macquarie Securities. Since Macquarie started giving companies ESG ratings […]
December 10, 2018

Time to focus on risk-adjusted returns

Investors are not always getting the full story when they read investment performance reports, which often fail to report on the impact of volatility and capital […]
December 3, 2018

Morningstar picks its multi-sector favourites

Investment researcher Morningstar has released its latest review of multi-sector funds, awarding eight ‘gold’ ratings and 11 ‘silver’, concluding that they are a useful way for […]
December 10, 2018

Digital currencies finish the year on a low

After trending sideways for most the year in a range between $8000 and $10,000, the price of Bitcoin dropped sharply in November and looks like ending […]
December 3, 2018

New cryptocurrency platform enables payments

Blockchain tech company Ivy and cryptocurrency broker HiveEx.com have joined forced to launch a new payment service IvyPay, which allows people to convert their cryptocurrency into […]
November 26, 2018

Crypto exchange launches tax calculator

KPMG and the cryptocurrency exchange operator Independent Reserve have launched an online tool to help digital currency traders and investors get a better understanding of their […]
December 10, 2018

ATO puts Aussiegolfa in context

The Australian Taxation Office has published a decision impact statement on the high-profile Aussiegolfa case, saying it does not consider that the case is authority for […]
December 10, 2018

Q&A 10 December 2018

Q: We are about to leave Sydney for a month on an overseas trip and have been thinking about renting the house in our absence. We […]
December 3, 2018

Private debt market opens up for SMSFs

Fixed income investment specialist FIIG Securities has completed the inaugural deal for its new FIIG Private Debt division, with self-managed super funds participating in the syndicate […]
December 10, 2018

The New Criterion

Having been buoyed earlier on by some positive clinical trials – notably from HIV drug house Biotron (BIT, 20c), the ASX’s biotech sector is finishing the […]
December 10, 2018

Kavanagh

The chaotic end to the Parliamentary year in Canberra left a lot of financial legislation waiting for consideration and, with only relatively few sitting days until […]
December 3, 2018

The New Criterion

Vonex (VN8) 10c To Vonex chief Matt Fahey, the intensifying rollout of the National Broadband Network rivals the deregulation of the telecommunications sector in the 1990s […]